Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Post-mortem, paperweights

Dan Bluestone presented Councilors shattered roof tiles, paperweights, in memory of a day of destruction.

All cities contain areas, sites, or structures of architectural and/or historical interest or significance. Such structures and areas contribute to the particular uniqueness of each city and form an important part of that city's physical and cultural heritage which, if lost, cannot be replaced. The loss of its heritage deprives the city of its individuality. Unless means can be found to retain important structures and areas in urban areas, our communities face a future of historical and architectural sterility.--Satyendra Singh Huja, 1976

Day of Vandalism- audio, Dan Bluestone's comments before Charlottesville City Council, 1/7/08

Hard Questions- audio, Aaron Wunsch's comments before Charlottesville City Council, 1/7/08

The Charlottesville City Council has endorsed a series of recommendations by city staff to strengthen the protection of historic buildings within the City.- Charlottesville Tomorrow provides complete coverage



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